1953 Fender Esquire  - Blonde
1953 Fender Esquire  - Blonde

Serial number 3032

This guitar has the classic features of a 1953 Esquire including: a transparent “butterscotch” blonde finish over an ash body, a single ply black phenolite (also known as Bakelite) pickguard, one bridge pickup with level pole pieces (staggered during 1955), a three-way switch with full pickup no tone control in the 1st position, tone control engaged in the middle position, and pre-set rolled off tone in the 3rd position. The one piece maple neck has wide spaced position markers at the 12th fret (stayed wide between 1953 and 1963), a round string tree (rectangular in 1956), and Kluson “no brand” tuners (the tuners were stamped with “Kluson Deluxe” in a single line by 1957).

Items in the Dave Rogers Collection are not for sale.

Dave Rogers Collection

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